Nursing Unit for Research and Scholarship Excellence (NURSE)

 

About the Unit

The Nursing Unit for Research and Scholarship Excellence (NURSE) is the culmination of many years of work and recent funding provided by the University of Saskatchewan Provost to enhance research administration within the College of Nursing. 

NURSE will provide comprehensive pre-and post-award supports to faculty in their discovery efforts.  

This work aligns with the College of Nursing Philosophy Statement and the Discovery Goals described in the College Plan 2025.   

Unit Purpose

NURSE will provide a continuum of research administration support services to advance research and scholarship priorities and build success for researchers, the College of Nursing, and the University of Saskatchewan. 

In general, NURSE will: 

  • Offer a range of grant development services for researchers, 
  • Facilitate opportunities that strengthen programs of research thereby increasing research impact, 
  • Support college-specific strategic planning goals, and
  • Strategize and explore opportunities to foster research partnership and dissemination.

Vision

To strengthen a positive and vibrant discovery culture within the College of Nursing by supporting further exploration and advancement.


Who We Are & What We Do

Pammla Petrucka
Interim Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies

The Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies (ADR) actively supports the College of Nursing strategic plan by providing leadership and oversight to planning processes, with a focus on identifying, setting, and achieving discovery goals and objectives. The ADR will support the advancement of research and scholarship in the college and champion a collaborative discovery culture through advocacy, collaboration, and mentorship.

Dr. Petruka (Interim ADR) works to open communication channels, promote visibility and the College of Nursing discovery brand, internally across the University of Saskatchewan campus and with external partners. The ADR oversees the approval of all College-related in-kind and matching contribution funding requests, as well as providing college sign-off for grant/project applications.

 

Raeleen Wilson
Administrative Coordinator, Research and Graduate Studies

The Administrative Coordinator, Research and Graduate Studies works closely with the Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies to coordinate and provide administrative support for the portfolio, acting as the main point of contact for the unit. On the research side of the portfolio this includes maintaining open communication channels that promote transparency of and engagement in the strategic discovery objectives and initiatives.

Contact the Administrative Coordinator, Research and Graduate Studies to:

  • Request a meeting with the ADR for signatures, letters of support, and matching contribution requests,
  • Organize and promote college-related research events,
  • Operational approval requests for student involvement in research studies,
  • Request CV (Canadian Common CV and SSHRC CV) development and,
  • Coordinate and submit manuscripts into the Open Access institutional repository (HARVEST).

 

Robin Thurmeier
Research Facilitator

The Research Facilitator advances the strategic plan of College of Nursing through initiative development, problem solving and evaluation, and strives to advance the collaborative discovery goals of the College of Nursing by connecting research partners and creating reciprocal communication pathways between faculty - College of Nursing - the University of Saskatchewan. 

The Research Facilitator works in a pre-award capacity with faculty and graduate students.

Contact the Research Facilitator to:

  • Develop your program of research and targeted research plans for the upcoming year,
  • Learn more about new and on-going funding initiatives and programs,
  • Request grant editing and review and budget development expertise, and
  • Access resources, such as workshops and internal review to support mentorship.

 

Caitlin Olauson
Research Coordinator

The Research Coordinator advances the strategic plan of College of Nursing through initiative development, problem solving and evaluation, and strives to advance the collaborative discovery goals of the college by connecting research partners and creating reciprocal communication pathways between faculty - College of Nursing - the University of Saskatchewan.

The Research Coordinator works in a post-award capacity with faculty and graduate students.

Contact the Research Coordinator to:

  • Access assistance with project administrative tasks,
  • Request support for tracking and managing project budgets,
  • Create project management tracking tools and resources to streamline the research process, and
  • Support dissemination activities and celebrates successes within the College of Nursing.